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1997.05.29 - Excom

Thursday May 29, 1997

May 29, 1997

Minutes of the Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, April 3, 1997. Commodore Rebecca Haussmann presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:40 PM. In attendance were Rebecca Haussmann, Marceline Therrien, Martin Scanlan, Matthias Reinsch, Dan Twelker, and Peter Baczek. Also in attendance was members Bill Gavelis and Dan Acland.

As of April 3, 1997, the club has $18,853.05 in the checking account.

Member Dan Acland came to the meeting to support his interest in being appointed to the rating committee. Rebecca H. appointed him to the committee and ex­comm confirmed this appointment with a unanimous vote. The vote was motioned by Rebecca H. and seconded by Marceline T. There is interest in expanding the membership of the rating committee and the following names were recommended, Robert O., Bill M., Matthias R. Rebecca will follow up with these people to see if they are interested and willing.


Commodore (Rebecca Haussmann)

Ashby Shoal:

The Ashby Shoal Breakfast exposed itself this past Sunday as predicted as the low point of the 1997 social calendar. 25 members made their way down to the dock to cast off bright and early to partake in the best breakfast found "On the Bay". The bagels, snacks, yummy cake and mimosas were great. But alas, for the lack of a match the pancakes weren't served until the party moved back onto shore. The Kayaks proved their worth in this low tide event. They both got some final people off the dock, and also allowed some playful windsurfers to tow their rig out to the shoal and into some better wind.

Berkeley Youth Alternatives:

The Cal Sailing Club has been giving rides for the Berkeley Youth Alternatives for the past 4­5 years. This youth/sailing outreach is one of the main functions and purposes of the club.Bill Prinzmetal is organizing this and still needs a few more Senior or Cruising skippers to help give these rides. They are basically a two hour sail given on Tuesday mornings through June and July. If you can help please contact Bill P. Thank you in advance for your help.

Windsurfing T­Shirts:

Rebecca moved to spend $206 to get some new Windsurfing T­shirts, Dan T. seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

Vice Commodore (None)

The Vice Commodore position is still vacant, and we need someone to fill it. The Vice Commodore is responsible for coordinating membership, PR, and social functions. For now Marceline is interested in taking care of the floating bottle, and Rebecca will cover the social chair (BBQ's). This is a great position for anyone interested in seeing how ex­comm works and helping out the club. If you are interested talk to anyone on ex­comm, or call Rebecca @ (510) 528­6945.

Floating Bottle:

Marceline is working on putting out a Floating Bottle asap. She has set June 15 as a deadline and if you are interested in any submissions you need to contact her quick. Marceline can be reached @, or (510) 208­5460. She has solicited articles and is on the move!

Port Captain (Dan Twelker)


Jeff and Damis are leaving, and that leaves us with only Chi and Mark. David Frazier will soon be hired, but we are still short for the number of dayleaders needed to keep the schedule full.

Dan T. has rewritten the listing to reflect the job more accurately, and to be more approachable to possible interested applicants. Dan T. also presented a study and analysis on the comparison of the CSC wages and other wages found at the work study office. This was very helpful as it outlined that at some point we will need to raise our dayleader wages to keep up with the averages at the office, as is our historical approach. A discussion was also held as to a name change of the position on the listing to 1) more accurately reflect the position to applicants, and 2) Sound better for their resume use. The proposed job title change was operations supervisor. The wage and name changes were tabled for now while Dan focuses on better targeted posting and listing, but will be pursued if need be.

Dan T. motioned that all new Dayleaders be required to obtain first aid/CPR training with­in 6 weeks of date of hire. Marceline T. seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

Dan T. motioned that the Cal Sailing Club pat for this dayleader's first aid/CPR training. Marceline T. seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

Treasurer (Marceline Therrien)

Bill Gavelis reviewed the year to date budget. Bill mentioned that income is healthy, but that this summer income is the income that carries us through the winter months so this is par for the course.

Windsurfing Locker Rentals:

All the lockers are rented.

Marceline let it be known that she expected all purchases be properly recorded with accompanying submitted receipts.

First Vice Commodore (Martin Scanlan)

Martin sent an e­mail to the list about the recent loss of a rudder, and a tiller, and an anchor. Let's be careful with our equipment folks. To help out with this Martin will be sealing the rudder boards to the boat so that they can't slip out as they have been. The rudder pintles have been breaking and need replacing. Rebecca will contact Schock about a parts list and some possible replacement of some parts.

Martin is talking to Laura B. about replacing him for the 2 months that he will be absent over the summer. She would be a good choice for taking over his position while he is gone.

Boat Adoptions:

The boat adoption program is continuing and there are 4 Lido's left for adoption.

Second Vice Commodore (Matthias Reinsch)

Wet suit income:

Berkeley Board Sports has donated some surplus wet suit inventory to the club. We have sold them to the membership and have made $780 so far. Thee are still some left.

New Novice Boards:

The new Novice Windsurfer boards are very popular and seem to work very well. Matthias moved to purchase 2 more from Berkeley Board Sports for $750, Dan T. seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

Third Vice Commodore (Abizar Lakdawalla)

No report was provided.

Marceline T. has volunteered to see the winch dilemma to its's proper conclusion. Working with Greg Davids, she will get them cleaned, properly lubricated, and follow up on them so that we can keep or replace them asap.

Rear Commodore (Peter Baczek)

Accelerated Dinghy Training:

Roland is organizing the accelerated dinghy training session. So far the response is light, but input has been sought via e­mail from Brian B. so things will probably pick up.

Lido Sails:

The old life jacket locker has been selected for a new torn sail locker.

Ensign winches and hardware:

In light of the equipment/hardware problems, Peter moved that it become a rule that it be required that the winches, hardware, and hanks be flushed or washed with fresh water thoroughly after every sail. Dan T. seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

Secretary (Bill Csajko)

No report. Minutes were provided by Rebecca Haussmann.

The meeting ended at 9:55 PM. The next regular Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 12, 1997.